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Steve King | Elance
Last Sign-in: Aug 19, 2014

Steve King

Graphic Illustration and Design
   United States
  |   Gilbert, AZ


I am a traditionally trained illustrator and designer that has embraced the digital technology of today’s creative programs. I have over 25 years of professional experience and background with advertising agencies, freelance, and corporate companies. I have become
recognized as a leading illustrator in the industry throughout North America for my work.

My strengths are my diversity and adaptability. My experience with multimedia, research, branding and print design, to managing and overseeing projects is utilized throughout my designs and...

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For the past 15 years I have been the sole creator of the iconic graphics on the side...
I have created an educational campaign with my research and illustrations for U-Haul....
One of many graphics that I have created for U-Haul International Corporate. I have...
Book highlights tips and tricks from top artist. The graphic illustrations I created...
Character concept to promote fleet truck educational campaign. As senior designer for...
Coloring Book highlighting U-Haul truck graphic campaign. I created all U-Haul truck...
Coloring Book pages for marketing U-Haul truck graphic campaign. Project Role:...
Illustration design for U-Haul game App Project Role: Created Art from concept to...
Graphic for "Monster Garage" television show on the Discovery Channel....
Product cut-away illustration. Marketing catalog for Smith Sport Optics. Project Role:...
Character illustration and design Project Role: I have done many in-house character...
Steed Musclebike 8 Page promotional product brochure. Project Role: Created brochure...
Illustration for t-shirt design and magazine marketing design. Project Role: Created...
This is a concept based on a high-strength fiber material made from spider silk protein...
Poster to market product at shows and expos. Project Role: Designed poster from...
Montage using several graphic elements to showcase the fleet campaign...
Comprehensive report catalog design. Project Role: Create product from conceptual and...
Comprehensive report catalog illustrations. Project Role: Create watercolor spot...
Magazine ad illustration. Project Role: Traditional air-brush illustration form...
Personal Christmas card illustration. Project Role: Whimsical comic Illustration and...
Characters developed for different companies to market different identities:...
Promotional Invitation for casino Project Role: Create invite from concept and layout...
Promotional catalog book for Boise State University Project Role: Designed product...

Skills (5)

Adobe illustrator CS6
Adobe Indesign CS6
digital and traditional illustration skills
Design and multimedia
Graphic design and illustration

Service Description

Master skills as a illustrator using Adobe suite CS6: Adobe illustrator, Adobe Photoshop. Create vector illustrations and design, create illustration and designs in photoshop, photo manipulation, concept theory and develop drafts for design and illustration through final project. Oversee and create production and pre-press mechanics.


Mac OS X

Adobe Illustrator
I have mastered Illustrator over the past 15 years and have taken it to new heights. I use Illustrator as a key illustration tool as well as a major design tool.

Adobe Photoshop
I use Photoshop extensively since 1997 and it has been a major aid in many of my illustrations and design projects as well as retouching and manipulating photos.

Adobe InDesign
I use InDesign occasionally but not as extensively as Illustrator and Photoshop. I have created multiple page documents such as coloring books and brochures over the years using InDesign.

History includes:

U-Haul International Corporate
Senior Graphic Designer & Illustrator

My main role within the company was multitasking a million-dollar educational campaign known as “Supergraphics” (graphics on side of truck fleet).

The Art Center A Design College
Illustration/Design/Production Instructor

Instruction, lectures, demos and theories of advanced graphic design and basic graphic design, advanced and beginning illustration, still life and figure drawing lecture and instructions, coordinate the hiring of models for class settings,...

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U-Haul International Corporate, Phoenix, AZ
Senior Graphic Designer & Illustrator
1997 - 2013
Create and develop fleet graphics and marketing projects from concept, design, to final production. My main role within the company was multitasking a million-dollar educational campaign known as...
The Art Center A Design College, Tucson AZ
Illustration/Design/Production Instructor
1997 - 1997
Instruction, lectures, demos and theories of advanced graphic design and basic graphic design, advanced and beginning illustration, still life and figure drawing lecture and instructions,...
Murie Graphic Design, Boise, ID
Designer/ Illustrator
1995 - 1996
Conceptualize and develop custom retail packaging, print advertisements, annual reports, and brand identity. Create traditional illustrations (air-brush, watercolor, pen & ink) for package...


The Art Center Design College
Associate degree
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Design & Multimedia
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Member Since
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Steve King